Shady Spring, West Virginia

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Shady Spring, West Virginia (WV), is a community in Raleigh County named for a spring that bubbled beneath the shade of a large pine near the center. The community is also sometimes designated "Shady Springs."

Like the historic spring, which long provided refreshment for travelers, much of the Shady Spring landscape has been injured by poor planning and un-managed development.

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Parks & Public Recreation

Little Beaver Creek sources at the namesake spring and courses northward through Glade Springs Resort and Little Beaver State Park. The near reaches of the New River Gorge National River approach the community to the northeast.


Shady Spring is located at the junction of highways highways US-19 and WV-3 approximately seven miles north of the I-77 expressway at Ghent, West Virginia, 15 miies west of Hinton, West Virginia, and seven miles south of the I-64 expressway at Beckley, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Shady Spring is located in the New River Gorge Region in southern West Virginia.

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